Today's thought: The most important book to the Christian is the Bible.
Paul was thankful that the saints in Thessalonica had the right spiritual attitudes toward the
Word of God. This helped them endure in the hour of suffering.
They did not receive it as the word of men; they received it as the Word of God. We must
never treat the Bible just like any other book, for the Bible is different in origin, character,
and content The Bible is the Word of God.
It was inspired by the Spirit of God and written by men of God who were used by the Spirit.
God’s Word is holy, pure, and perfect.
The Bible was written at great cost, not only to the writers, but to Jesus Christ who became
Man that the Word of God might be given to us.
It may be a personal prejudice, but I dislike seeing a Bible on the floor or at the bottom of a
stack of books. If I am carrying several books with my Bible, I try to remember to put the
Bible on top. If we appreciate the Bible as the inspired Word of God, we will reveal this
appreciation in our treatment of the Bible.
From God’s Word: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).
Check out: 1 Peter 1:23, 25; Psalm 19:7; 119:11, 89; Job 23:12;
2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 5:11-14; Matthew 4:4.
Action assignment: Think for a moment what your life would be like if you did not have
God’s Word. Ask God to enable you to give your Bible its rightful place in your life.
WARREN W. WIERSBE